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Computers in the Library

Computers in the Brickell Library


The Edward E. Brickell Medical Sciences Library has Wi-Fi throughout the facility, which can be accessed by EVMS faculty, students, and staff with EVMS Novell passwords. Before devices can connect to EVMS Wi-Fi, they must be configured by the Network Information Center (NIC). Please visit the NIC in Lewis Hall, Suite 1003. 

For network security reasons, the EVMS Library cannot provide Wi-Fi to members of the general public.

Print jobs can be sent wirelessly to the EVMS Library’s network-enabled printers. Additional information can be found here.

Computer Lab (Room 131)

The EVMS Library’s Computer Lab is a very popular resource. It has PCs for use by those with EVMS Novell passwords. Computer Lab PCs are connected to several printer options, and EVMS students are given an annual allotment of free printing. Additional information about printing in the EVMS Library can be found here.

Classroom PCs (Room 132)

The EVMS Library’s Classroom is a well-used resource. It is used for testing, classes, training, and much more. There is a daily schedule of activities posted outside the Classroom door every morning. Those with EVMS Novell passwords are welcome to use the Classroom PCs when there are no activities scheduled.

Public PCs (First floor, across from the Circulation Desk)  

The EVMS Library has several computer workstations available to the general public. These computers provide access to the EVMS Library’s digital resources, as well as web resources, to meet the health and medical information needs of Hampton Roads residents. Please visit the Circulation Desk to sign in and a library staff member will log you onto a PC.

Please note: These computers have been set up for information searching only and have no additional software installed.

Patrons using the public PCs must abide by the following use policies as set forth by EVMS and the Brickell Library:

  • Identification

    For network security reasons, all public patrons are required to provide circulation staff with a valid government, school, or employer issued picture ID. No exceptions will be made. IDs are photocopied on each visit and kept on file. Photocopied IDs are destroyed after six months.
  • Priority

    Any public patron may sign up to use a general public computer; however, priority will be given to the following people, in this order: EVMS community faculty without an EVMS Novell password, area healthcare providers, patients and family members of patients at local area hospitals, and students of local universities.

    Public PCs are reserved for public patrons. EVMS faculty, students, and staff should log onto a Lab or Classroom computer.
  • Time Limit

    Public computer workstations are only available during the hours that the EVMS Library is staffed. Public computers automatically shut down 30 minutes before the end of staffed library hours.
  • Appropriate Use

    The Library has an obligation to maintain a welcoming, comfortable, safe, and harassment-free environment for library patrons. Usage of public computers must support such an environment.

    Public workstations are to be used only for biomedical or healthcare related purposes. All other uses are strictly prohibited.

    Inappropriate use includes, but is not limited to, any use that may adversely affect the reputation or image of EVMS. In addition, users may not maliciously access, alter, damage, tax, or destroy any computer system, hardware, network, program, or data.

    Patrons found to be inappropriately using the public computers may be asked to leave immediately, and further action may be taken depending upon the severity of the offense. Inappropriate use will ultimately be determined by a library staff member.
  • Minors

    Patrons 14 years of age and younger are welcome, but cannot be left unsupervised and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please note that it is not the responsibility of the Library staff to serve in loco parentis (in the place of a parent) and cannot be responsible for unsupervised minors.

  • Notification

    Patrons must notify Library staff when they leave.


Additional resource information for Hampton Roads residents can be found here.


Last updated, 2016 March 30